by Richard Horan
I heard your excellent interview on NPR’s “On Point,” and have now read your marvelous book Seeds. Thank you for creating this beautiful testimony to the enduring inspiration of trees!
As an author myself, I have been profoundly influenced by trees. My trilogy, The Great Tree of Avalon, was inspired by a grand English Oak atop Boar’s Hill near Oxford. As an Oxford student in the 1970s, I spent many a lovely hour under that remarkable old tree (and also grew to know the foxes that had made their den in its roots). In addition, my novel The Ancient One was inspired by a night camping (illegally, I confess) among the great redwoods of Muir Woods outside San Francisco. And my chapter book for young children, Tree Girl, was truly the gift of two daughters who enjoy climbing in the branches of our apple trees in Boulder , Colorado.
As a small tip of the hat to you, I would like to send you signed copies of these books. Consider it a way of saying thanks to you for your engaging work.
With gratitude, T. A. Barron
Pub. Date: April 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback , 384pp